The White Falcon


The White Falcon - 04.02.1961, Blaðsíða 1

The White Falcon - 04.02.1961, Blaðsíða 1
Our 'missidn' Jfs TD PRDDUCE Service news /Ind we intend ^ull coverage j?n each issue Volume XI, Number 5 Headquarters, Air Forces Iceland, Keflavik Airport, Iceland—A MATS Unit Saturday, February 4, 1961 TV Man Wins AOM Honors For January A Video operator for Channel 8 won out over six other top- notch Keflavik airmen to win Airman of the Month honors for January. He is A2C Donald L. Luchs- inger who is assigned to Head- quarters, AFI. In making the announcement, Capt. George R. Tuck, chairman of the selection board said, "The caliber of all the nominees were such that it was extremely dif- ficult to name one man. It was with much consideration Airman Luchsinger was selected." Others who met the board, and who were named Airman of the Month for their squadron were: A1C Douglas D. Carlile, Civil Engineers; A1C Robert J. West, Supply; A2C Arthur W. Peaden, Hospital; A2C William Frank, CAMRON; and A3C Vincent P. Hallisay, Air Base Squadron, and Ronald G. Sabbio, Transportation. Sitting on the selection board with Capt. Tuck were SMSgt. Fredrick F. Jones; MSgts J. C. Smith, George B. Chapman, and Everet Lt. Keirsley; and TSgt Regis B. Zachrel. The men were nominated for military bearing assignment qualification, character, support of command objectives, leadership potential, self improvement, co- operation, and knowledge of Air Force customs and policies. The winner receives a check for $25, and all are guests for dinner at a Reykjavik resaurant. USAFE BAND PARADES The USAFE Band from Wiesbaden, Germany will arrive here Wednes- day for a five day visit. It will play three performances at Keflavik and three in Reykjavik. One performance is set at the Service Club, NCO Club and Officers Club. USAFE Band To Play Here And Reykjavik The largest and most widely known Air Force Band west of the United States, the USAFE Band from Wies- baden, Germany, will step out of a C-130 "Hercules" Trans- port at Keflavik next Wednesday^ for a five day engagement in Ice Better Health Drive Is Underway At KA; To Conclude Feb. 16 Keflavik's annual National Health Agencies campaign got underway here Tuesday, kicked off by a 15-minute simulcast over radio and television. The program is scheduled to®' run for two weeks, according to Col. Myron F. Barlow, chairman for the AFI Fund Raising Com- mittee. In a letter to all military and civilian personnel at Keflavik, Keflavik's Commander Col. Ben- jamin G. Willis, called on all per- AFI Promotion Quota Increased As 227 Airmen Don New Stripes; Six More Men Join NCO Ranks Grins were big, wide and plenti ful and the cigar and candy stor- es did a land-rush business Wed- nesday as 227 men at Keflavik received notice they had been sel- ected to don another stripe and climb one notch nearer their goal. Six new NCO's are now listed on the morning report here, while there are 74 more men in the air- Congo Lift Hit Home MATS personnel on the recent Congo Airlift found that indefin- ite and prolonged missions away from their home bases many times strained family finances. MATS officials .said that their Congo experience boiled down to a simple set of DOs and DON'Ts. ° DO make arrangements with Finance or a bank to keep your family supplied with money for an indefinite period. 0 DON'T rely on the mails either to send or to receive money. i-«>- man first catagory; a whopping 147 sewed on their second stripe. This is a total of 55 more strip- es than were alotted Keflavik dur- ing the October cycle. Joining the select file of non- commissioned officers were Ro- bert A. Voissem, CAMRON; Pat- rick C. Griffin, Band; Robert C. Buckhanan, Headquarters AFI; Robert Dovzak, Supply; and Phillip R. Booty, and Donald R. Larkin, both of CAMRON. Here is the way the squadron alottment of quotas stacked up. Hospital had two slots to AIC and 11 to A2C; Air Base Sq 12 and 21; 932nd., 14 and 18; AFI, 8 and 28; 667th., 7 and 9; Tran- sportation 2 and 13; Supply, 9 and 22; 57th. FIS, 2 and O; CAM- RON, 12 and 15; and Civil En- gineers, 5 and 10. The next cycle for promotion to technical and master sergeant will be June 1. sons here support the 10 volun- tary national health agencies in- volved in the program. The col- onel noted that "even though no specific goal has been set, we should strive for 100 per cent participation" during the two- week period. The simulcast was seen over Channel 8, and heard over the local AFRS station Friday. Capt. Warren J. Papin, AFI Information Officer, was narra- tor, and SSgt. Del Henson, Chan- nel 8 station manager, wrote the script. The program got underway with a short introductiorf to the campaign, then slides concerning each of the 10 agencies were shown and explained. iProject Officers have already been named and they in turn se- lected Key member of their or- ganization to contact personally the people assigned to their sec- tions. Agencies to benefit from the campaign include the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc.; National Society for the Prevention of Blindness; Un- ited Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.; American Cancer Society, Inc.; American Heart Association Inc.; Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation; Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America, Inc.; National Association for Mental Health, Inc.; National Associa- tion for Retarded Children, Inc.; and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. land. While here the band will give three performances on the base and three in Reykjavik. The band's appearance in Reykjavik, under the direction of Captain Arnald Gabrel, will make Iceland the 23rd country in which the band has made public appearances since its organization in Paris in 1944. Although primarily a concert band, various musical groups can be formed for special occasions. These include the USAFE March- ing Band, the USAFE Ambassa- dors (a 17-piece dance band), the USAFE Diplomats (a 10-piece dance band) and the USAFE Combo (a 5 to 8 piece combo). The full concert band will give three performances in Reykjavik and one at the Service Club on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Ambassa- dors will play at the Officer's Falcon Has Mew Editor Technical Sgt Wylie Mason was named editor of the White Falcon this week, replacing SSgt Clarence Bizet who is now in charge of the News Room at In- formation Services. Mason has served as NCOIC of Interal Information and News Room Director since he was as- signed here last August. Mason, a native of Abilene, Tex., graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1950, majoring in journalism and sociology. He served as editor of the Eastland (Texas) Daily Telegram before enlisting in the Air Force in 1951. He was editor of the Goodfellow AFB, Tex., Flight Time for some seven years, then editied the Lowry Airman at Lowry AFB, Colorado, before coming to Ice- land. Several of Mason's features and newspapers have received com- mand and Air Force recognition. He is frequently by-lined in Air Force Times and various civilian newpapers. There are no present plans for editorial changes in the Falcon, Mason said. Club on Saturday night and at the NCO Club on Sunday night. Captain Gabriel, the command- er and conductor of the USAFE Band holds a Master's Degree in Music from Ithaca College of Music in New York State. He commanded the Air Force Bands at Sampson AFB, N.Y., and the Tactical Air Command Band at Langley AFB, Va., before assum- ing command of the USAFE Band in June of 1958. He began his military career as an infantry- man in the U.S. Army and served with the 29th Infantry Division during World War II. The Reykjavik appearances of the band, designated the 686th Air Force Band, will be sponsor- ed by the Reykjavik Lions Club with all proceeds going to local children's relief organizations. Welcome Aboard STAFF SERGEANTS Jesse Vanover, 64350; Ray- mond E. Perkins, 70250, Boiling; and David McDonald, 60350. AIRMAN FIRST CLASS Max Willingham, 57150, Mata- gorda Island. AIRMEN SECOND CLASS John L. Cwierz, 30433. AIRMEN THIRD CLASS Gary L. Moore, 47131; Timothy C. Mestas, 47131; Carles A. Rog- alski, 90230; James R. Liebend- orfer, 56530; Donald R. Darling, 62230; Chester C. Ferns, 62010; Robert D. Butler, 64230; Robert L. Brashear, 47010; Winston D. Vaughn, 56530; Richard L. Slage, 60230; Charles R. Brown, 64630; Gerald B. Brown, 64230; Marvin K. Hill, 90230; Jesse W. Holt, 90230; Robert J. Wocking, 55231; and Thomas A. Gaul, 64030, all from Lackland; Gerald D. Bryant, 67130; Bryan J. Ward, 90230; Frank L. Clipping, 56730; Melvin O. Westland, 56730; George Mc- Court, 56730; Aubrey D. Drew, 56730; and Clayton L. Thompson, 56730, all from Sheppard; Roger A. Morris, 29330, Keesler. U.S. AIR FORCE — AEROSPACE POWER FOR PEACE

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